Open a Web Page from a Toolbar in MS Office

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You can add, remove and otherwise customize your Office application toolbar. Toolbar buttons usually perform some action (e.g. underline text) or execute a macro. They can do a whole lot more than that too, such as open a Web page!

Follow the steps below to learn how to do this:

  1. On your toolbar, click on Tools | Customize to display the Customize dialog box.
  2. Select the Commands tab.
  3. Click and drag one of the commands to your toolbar. It doesn't matter which one you drag -- it can be any one of them because it is only going to be a placeholder for now. For our purposes, just drag the first one (File | New). When you drop the command on your toolbar, it will change to a button.
  4. Do not close the Customize dialog box.
  5. Right-click on this new button and select Change Button Image. Select a new image for your button.
  6. Right-click on the new button and select Assign Hyperlink, then choose Open.
  7. In the dialog box that appears, enter the Web site URL, such as
  8. Click on OK.

Now, when you click the new button, your browser will be opened to the home page of Carol's Corner Office!

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